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12:40 PM ET, December 7, 2012

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Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Washington Post Considers a Paywall  —  The Washington Post, one of the last holdouts against the trend of charging readers for online access to newspaper articles, is likely to reverse that decision in 2013, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  While details are being finished …
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Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Online Paywalls and the Future of Media: A Few Hard Truths  —  Yesterday, both The Daily Beast (or, more accurately, whatever Tina Brown can toss together after they've absorbed the corpse of Newsweek and laid a bunch of people off) and the Washington Post announced that they may be instituting …
Discussion: The Wrap
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Daily Beast Considers Charging for Website  —  Newsweek/Daily Beast Co., the media company founded by Tina Brown and backed by billionaire Barry Diller, is considering charging readers for access to its Daily Beast website for the first time.  —  The New York-based company …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Washington Post, Daily Beast Jumping On The Paywall Bandwagon.  Too Late?  —  Don Graham, belated paywall convert.  (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)  —  The debate over newspaper paywalls has taken on religious overtones of late, as paywall skeptic Steve Buttry noted this week.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and Adweek
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
News Corp's publishing arm to focus on losses at Times and Sunday Times  —  More integration of titles difficult under terms that Rupert Murdoch agreed for Times Newspapers in 1981  —  Slashing losses at the Times and Sunday Times, running at an estimated £1m a week …
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Bloomberg:
News Corp.'s The Daily Shutdown Affects 126 Employees  —  News Corp. (NWSA)'s plan to shut down its electronic newspaper The Daily, a move announced earlier this week, will affect 126 jobs, according to a state filing.  —  News Corp. set a closing date of March 5 for paper, according to the filing with the state of New York.
Michael Moynihan / The Daily Beast:
Why Did The Daily Die? The View From Inside the Collapse
Discussion: Media Nation
Telegraph:
Leveson Report: PM proposes third way to regulate the press  —  David Cameron is considering establishing a new independent press watchdog by Royal Charter - the mechanism used to set up the BBC and the Bank of England.  —  Watch Lord Leveson deliver his report
Discussion: BBC and Guardian
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Guardian News & Media plans to shed 68 editorial posts  —  Publisher of the Guardian, Observer and MediaGuardian says it must save £7m from the editorial budget  —  Guardian News & Media, the publisher of the Guardian, Observer and guardian.co.uk, has informed staff of plans …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Guardian steps up pressure for staff to volunteer for redundancy
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Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
For Netflix and the SEC, a Facebook Share Should Be Public Enough  —  Most people worry about over-sharing on Facebook.  Under-sharing?  Not so much.  —  Except, that is, for the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is considering taking action against Netflix for a Facebook post made by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.
Discussion: Business Week and GigaOM
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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Netflix Being Investigated By The SEC For CEO Reed Hastings' Public Facebook Posts
Leslie Kaufman / Media Decoder:
At Random House, Employees Will Enjoy 5,000 Shades of Green  —  Random House had its corporate Christmas party on Wednesday night in New York, and word is that Santa likes bondage.  A lot.  —  Markus Dohle, the chief executive of Random House, promised employees — from top editors to warehouse workers …
Rob Fishman / BuzzFeed:
Google's Lost Social Network  —  Last October, while hundreds of protesters were encamped in Zuccotti Park, a handful of people occupied a glass building in downtown Washington D.C. Wearing sheepish grins and business casual attire, the ninety-nine percent they were not; one demonstrator said he worked for Grover Norquist.
Foster Kamer:
The Worst People in New York City, No. 92: Ryan Holiday  —  Okay, so, The New York Observer for some reason thought it'd be a good idea to put this Ryan Holiday assclown's pieces on their site.  Maybe Gell was like: Hey, let's troll everyone while we decide whether or not to keep the media desk …
Discussion: ZDNet
Julie Moos / Poynter:
George Zimmerman sues NBC over editing of 911 tape after Trayvon Martin shooting  —  Lawyers for George Zimmerman, who has been charged in the murder of Trayvon Martin, announced Thursday that he has sued NBC for its editing of a 911 call that was made after the shooting.
Dashiell Bennett / The Atlantic Wire:
How the Prank Call at Kate Middleton's Hospital Turned Deadly  —  The woman who fell for a prank phone call made to the hospital where Kate Middleton was recently treated was found dead this morning after apparently committing suicide — and the pranksters will not be getting away with it.
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Spotify pays out more than $500m in royalties since its 2008 launch  —  Sean Parker and Lars Ulrich settle differences, with Metallica agreeing to put their whole back catalogue on streaming service  —  Streaming music service Spotify has now paid out more than $500m (£311m) …
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Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
Spotify Event Tries to Bury the Old Feuds Between Artists and Napster
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FCC Clams Up on Its Own Transparency Initiative
Jim Romenesko:
The National staffers launch Facebook campaign to oust their editor
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